[Note at top] Do you want the two Expositors you left?Box 12-047 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jan 7 1915
To: Calvin McQuesten Buckingham, Quebec
My dearest Calvin,
We have been chiefly occupied this week with considering a proposition, which Tom suddenly sprung upon us, viz a trip for me and Hilda down through the Panama Canal and on down by Chili, through the straits of Magellan and cities of Brazil, Trinidad. First of all to Cuba and Jamaica, which would cost about $1500. I was quite upset by the proposal, and he was annoyed that I was not willing. But this year, of all others it seemed disgraceful to spend so much on one's self. Then we would have to be away for 86 days, and I did not see how poor Mary could be left for such a long time to attend to every thing, and poor Edna would be lost. I really could not feel comfortable. We would have to start in ten days and not be home till 21st April. Then I haven't the money in hand and would have to go in debt and make it up by degrees.
Well, your letter has just come in. Am glad to know there are so many pleasant people. It all sounds very promising. It was unfortunate about the fire but well it was no worse. Thornton Ketchen is doing very well. I expect to go to Toronto for two or three days next week. Mary Taylor has just been in and as I want to go down town before dark, must run. Remember to measure stairs length & width and do you think the bed-room rugs you had, will do in those rooms? There are bargains going now. With much love